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  • Drupal 8.0.0: First Beta Released

    CMS Critic
    Kaya Ismail
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Drupal 8.0.0 - beta1 has just been released for testing and feedback. The first beta, according to the Drupal team, is thanks to the efforts of over 2,300 people who contributed more than 11,500 committed patches to 15 alpha releases, and especially the 234 contributors who fixed 177 "beta blocker" issues.
  • Average Contract Duration and SaaS Renewals: All Is Not As It Appears

    Kellblog
    Dave Kellogg
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Chatting with some SaaS buddies the other day, we ran into a fun — and fairly subtle — SaaS metrics question.  It went something like this: VP of Customer Success:  “Our average contract duration (ACD) on renewals was 1.5 years last quarter and –“ VP of Sales:  “– Wait a minute, our ACD on new business is 2.0 years.  If customers are renewing for shorter terms than those of the initial sale, it  means they are less confident about future usage at renewals time than they are at the initial purchase. Holy Moly, that means we have a major problem…
  • On Building an API

    Content Here
    Seth Gottlieb
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago we announced the availability of the Lionbridge onDemand Public API. While there are many translation APIs in the marketplace, I think that ours is the most comprehensive. Most translation APIs offer one level of translation quality (for example, machine translation or crowd translation or professional translation). The onDemand API allows you to select a translation type that meets your needs. This means that you can integrate with one API and give your customers lots of options. We also support many different content types. For example, we can translate videos as well as…
  • Too Dry Anti-Pattern

    Content Here
    Seth Gottlieb
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I do a lot of code reviews. On average, I probably spend an hour a day looking at diffs. I find this an efficient use of time because I frequently spot bugs that wouldn’t be revealed by regular testing. I can also prevent implementations that will create obstacles as we progress through the road map. One of the anti-patterns that I have started to notice is what I call the “Too DRY Anti-Pattern.” For the uninitiated, DRY stands for “Don’t Repeat Yourself”. It is a primary tenet in one of my favorite books: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to…
  • Conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 published

    OpenCms News
    Alkacon Software GmbH
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is online now.  This is our sixth international OpenCms user conference, and a great opportunity for OpenCms users from all around the world to meet and exchange experiences and success stories.  Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 will take place from Monday, Novermver 3 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Step up to OpenCms 9.5 After just one year of development, Alkacon is ready to release the next version 9.5 of OpenCms during this conference. In this…
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  • Too Dry Anti-Pattern

    Seth Gottlieb
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I do a lot of code reviews. On average, I probably spend an hour a day looking at diffs. I find this an efficient use of time because I frequently spot bugs that wouldn’t be revealed by regular testing. I can also prevent implementations that will create obstacles as we progress through the road map. One of the anti-patterns that I have started to notice is what I call the “Too DRY Anti-Pattern.” For the uninitiated, DRY stands for “Don’t Repeat Yourself”. It is a primary tenet in one of my favorite books: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to…
  • On Building an API

    Seth Gottlieb
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago we announced the availability of the Lionbridge onDemand Public API. While there are many translation APIs in the marketplace, I think that ours is the most comprehensive. Most translation APIs offer one level of translation quality (for example, machine translation or crowd translation or professional translation). The onDemand API allows you to select a translation type that meets your needs. This means that you can integrate with one API and give your customers lots of options. We also support many different content types. For example, we can translate videos as well as…
  • Is WordPress the Microsoft Windows of Web Content Management?

    Seth Gottlieb
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We run our corporate marketing sites on WordPress. It’s not the perfect web content management system for us but, as long as we keep things simple, it does the job reasonably well. When we want to do something that WordPress doesn’t comfortably handle, we tend to use an alternative platform such as Marketo, UnBounce, or develop static web pages. WordPress is great, but one thing to consider when using it is that you make yourself a target to all sorts of hacker attacks. When planning server capacity, we need to accept that a lot of our traffic comes from bots trying to hack into…
  • Radio Silence

    Seth Gottlieb
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting here much over the last year. More likely, you haven’t noticed at all. Blogs are often like that. They come and go depending on the whims of the blogger. The reason for my silence is that my focus has shifted from pure content management to lean product development, web application development, and cloud-base architecture. At Lionbridge, I have been helping to build a business called Lionbridge onDemand. It has been a little over a year since our first sale and I am in a constant state of amazement about how things are growing.
  • Internet Explorer, you did it again

    Seth Gottlieb
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I learned something new about IE9 today. Apparently, when visiting a site in the same domain as the computer, IE9 defaults to compatibility (quirks) mode. I am guessing that this is Microsoft trying to accommodate crappy intranet sites (cough cough SHAREPOINT cough cough). So, if your site depends on standards mode, you might find that it looks fine in the real world but not in the office. I work remotely and this has burned me twice. Both times my launch celebration was cut short by complaints from colleagues in the office who saw broken pages. Now I know…. And you do too. Hat tip to…
 
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    Kellblog

  • Average Contract Duration and SaaS Renewals: All Is Not As It Appears

    Dave Kellogg
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Chatting with some SaaS buddies the other day, we ran into a fun — and fairly subtle — SaaS metrics question.  It went something like this: VP of Customer Success:  “Our average contract duration (ACD) on renewals was 1.5 years last quarter and –“ VP of Sales:  “– Wait a minute, our ACD on new business is 2.0 years.  If customers are renewing for shorter terms than those of the initial sale, it  means they are less confident about future usage at renewals time than they are at the initial purchase. Holy Moly, that means we have a major problem…
  • Host Analytics Rocks the New Ovum Decision Matrix for EPM

    Dave Kellogg
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Every leading industry analyst firm has their own 2×2 matrix — Garter has the magic quadrant, Forrester has the wave, and Ovum has the decision matrix. The intent of each of these graphical devices is the same:  to provide a simple picture that selects the top vendors in a category and positions them by (1) a rating on the quality of their strategy and (2) a rating on the quality of the execution of their strategy. While the ratings are inherently subjective, each customers has his/her own unique requirements, and “your mileage may vary,” these matrices are useful…
  • Thoughts on Hiring:  Working for TBH

    Dave Kellogg
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    One of the most awkward situations in business is trying to recruit someone who will work for to-be-hired (TBH).   For example, say you’ve started a search for a director of product marketing, have a few great candidates in play, only to have your marketing VP suddenly quit the company to take care of a sick parent.   Boom, you’re in a working-for-TBH situation. These are hard for many reasons: Unknown boss effect. While your product marketing candidate may love the company, the market space, the would-be direct reports, and the rest of the marketing team, the fact is (as a good…
  • A Missive to Human Resources (HR)

    Dave Kellogg
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I built a very successful marketing career based on a three-word mission statement that I picked up from Chris Greendale, back when I was a product marketer at Ingres.  Chris always said that marketing exists to make sales easier. I loved those three words.  I embraced that simple concept.  I made it my reductionist mission statement.  I taught it to every marketer I knew.  I loved it because it just made so much sense — if you derived a startup from scratch you’d first hire a developer and then salesperson.  Only after you had a bunch of salespeople would you then hire…
  • The Ultimate SaaS Metric: The Customer Lifetime Value to Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio (LTV/CAC)

    Dave Kellogg
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I’m a big fan of software-as-a-service (SaaS) metrics.  I’ve authored very deep posts on SaaS renewals rates and customer acquisition costs.  I also routinely point readers to other great posts on the topic, including: David Skok’s excellent posts on SaaS metrics Bessemer’s great articles on cloud computing, the CAC ratio, and more recently 30 Questions every SaaS leaders should be able to answer. Insight Venture Partners’ very useful periodic tables of SaaS sales metrics (PDF) and digital marketing metrics (PDF). But in today’s post, I’m going…
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    OpenCms News

  • Conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 published

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is online now.  This is our sixth international OpenCms user conference, and a great opportunity for OpenCms users from all around the world to meet and exchange experiences and success stories.  Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 will take place from Monday, Novermver 3 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Step up to OpenCms 9.5 After just one year of development, Alkacon is ready to release the next version 9.5 of OpenCms during this conference. In this…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Early Bird Registration extended

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    By popular request, the early bird registration rate has been extended for one more week until September7, 2014. That means one more week to get your ticket with a 20% discounted. Reserve your ticket today and pay just 200 € instead of the regular 250 € per ticket. Don`t miss out on a great conference and register now! The OpenCms Days 2014 will take place November 3-4 in Cologne, Germany.   OpenCms Days 2014 conference and expo is an event organized by Alkacon Software GmbH. The goal of the event is to promote OpenCms and strengthen the OpenCms community.
  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Save the date!

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    One highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world. OpenCms Days 2014 will take place  Monday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 4  in Cologne, Germany. Please note this date and do not miss out on a great conference. Further information will follow shortly.  We hope to see you in Cologne in November!
  • Alkacon OCEE 4.0.1 / 3.5.4 released

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:06 am
    Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and improved performance. Full information about OCEE is available on the Alkacon website. The new OCEE version 4.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some issues of earlier OCEE versions. A new version 3.5.4 for OpenCms 8.x is also available.  Please see the OCEE release notes for a full description about the new features and changes in this version. OCEE 4.0.1 is required by the new OpenCms 9.0.1 and backward compatible with all older OpenCms 9 versions. About…
 
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    Alfresco Blog

  • Alfresco listed among Visionaries in Gartner Magic Quadrant ECM for 6th consecutive year

    Kathleen Reidy
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    While a lot has changed in the world of enterprise content in the past six years, Alfresco’s role as a Visionary in the world of enterprise content management (ECM) has not. We’re pleased Gartner has listed Alfresco as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM for the 6th consecutive year!! Technology and enterprise needs have evolved over the years and so has Alfresco. Yet Alfresco’s vision has always been based on enabling customers to maximize the value of business-critical content to make their organizations more successful and their business processes more productive and…
  • Canadian Museum of Human Rights – Opening Weekend

    Joe Tong
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    On Friday, September 19, Canadian Museum of Human Rights opened their doors with the help of TSG and Alfresco. Alfresco recognized Technology Services Group (TSG) in the spring of 2014 as the top Alfresco partner – an award given to the partner implementing the biggest number of Alfresco projects. One of the exceptional projects that highlight the great work that TSG delivers was with Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR). Recently, they commented on an exceptional milestone – the opening weekend for CMHR. We want to highlight this project as well and recognize TSG for their work by…
  • Managing case files and My Cousin Vinny – both will bring you to tears for different reasons.

    Joe Tong
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “I’d sure like to get a look at those files…” Vinny Gambini Every lawyer knows two things – every line of the movie My Cousin Vinny and that managing files for case work gets more difficult every day. In the movie, Vinny Gambini works his magic to get access to the case files for his nephew – access that he legally has right to. The files come to him in a well-organized file box in nice folders. Today, sharing and accessing those files isn’t so easy – with the varied file types, issues in sharing content and legacy case management systems. In May, The American Bar…
  • Why Alfresco Rose Above the Crowd

    Jeff Klemens
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    By Jeff Klemens, Principal of Sageview Capital - The funding environment in Silicon Valley today is best classified as both dynamic and robust. Buoyed by both strong consumer successes such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and GoPro, and enterprise winners including Splunk, Workday, Palo Alto Networks and ServiceNow, the venture capital and growth equity community have seen a rebound in investor returns and a corresponding increase in capital allocated to finding the next disruptive growth company. This comes at a time when the impact of mobility, cloud computing, social media, open source…
  • The Road Less Traveled in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    Doug Dennerline
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    2014 has been an exciting year thus far for Alfresco. Our developer Community continues to expand, we’ve brought great new partners into the fold, and we are incredibly honored to have been selected by some very prestigious new customers. Even better, our visionary product innovation at the intersection of business-critical content, process and collaboration continues at breakneck speed. As a result, Alfresco is on a growth trajectory that is triple the growth rate of the ECM industry overall1, and the company is growing more than 30 percent annually. I couldn’t be happier and hope you…
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    CMS Rockstar

  • Memory foam mattress

    R Star
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Have you every thought about buying one of those memory foam mattress beds that are advertised on television all of the time? My best friend has one, and she told me that she loves it. So when I decided to start shopping for a new mattress and box springs set I decided to try a ...>>Read more
  • Questions about health insurance

    R Star
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I have been quite surprised by the number of people I am related to that still don’t understand the details of the Affordable Health Act, and what they are entitled to, and what they will need to spend, and what they can afford. I’ve asked the ones that live in North Carolina to check out ...>>Read more
  • Overpopulation is troublesome

    R Star
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    I was reading an article on the Time website about how overpopulation is one of the largest issues that the world needs to address if we want to curb some of the environmental problems.  The supply and demand imbalance is largely contributing to the skyrocketing food and energy prices. One of the things that I ...>>Read more
  • If you think you can talk me into this, you’ve got another think coming!

    R Star
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My uncle has been trying to “talk some sense into me” by telling me that a regimen that includes a frequently used Colon Cleanse product would be good for me.  He has recently become a “convert” into the cult of Colon Cleansers.  I think he’s certifiably nuts!  He thinks that it is a good thing to take ...>>Read more
  • My aunt in London

    R Star
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I have an aunt that moved to London five years ago.  She comes to visit us every summer for a couple of weeks on her annual holiday.  She plans to come see us this year right before Columbus Day, and I am really looking forward to seeing her again.  She taught me how to ride ...>>Read more
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Come on, 7! Microsoft Banks on Old Success

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The time for change was apparent. And not just the kind of changes Microsoft announced in August. Windows was due for something big, especially for businesses, where Microsoft promises to make things better in the Windows world.Microsoft debuted Windows 10 yesterday, jumping from Windows 8.1 and skipping over the rumored release of Windows 9.Why make such a jump? Who knows?In reality, this may have been kinda like a step-back in time. Al Gillen, program vice president of servers and system software for the IDC, told CMSWire he was very happy to see in Windows 10 the integration…
  • Why Risk Management Technology Projects Fail

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Too many organizations buy risk management solutions for today, without thinking of their needs for the future. Michael Rasmussen works with a number of companies that sell solutions for risk management (these days typically packaged with other “stuff” and mislabeled GRC solutions) and helps buyers of those solutions, as well as participating in related conferences and seminars. And though he has never run a risk management function, his views merit attention. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • 3 Vendors That Help Deliver the Omnichannel Vision #shoporg14

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    I found the omnichannel retailing pulse at the Shop.org Summit taking place in Seattle, but it’s not as overwhelming as you might have thought given all the noise around this over the last year. Hopefully that’s a sign that more retailers are taking the message to heart, but not every vendor would agree. Retailers are being selective about their priorities and the companies they choose to work with to bring their capabilities to market. Here’s a quick look at three companies at the Summit that are well positioned to really help retailers achieve their omnichannel vision.
  • Put Away the Pumpkins: It's Holiday Time for E-Commerce Sites

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s October … time for ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night, right? Wrong. Think sleigh bells and shiny objects like holiday lights. The winter holiday season triggers an exponential growth in online shopping volume. “Many e-commerce sites do 40 percent of their annual transactions during these holidays,” said Tom Caporaso, CEO of Clarus Marketing Group. If you handle this demand correctly, the season can gift you with a heaping helping of new, year-round customers. If you don’t, you may watch future profits disappear right back up the chimney…
  • Rackspace CEO: We Screwed Up During Cloud Reboot

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Rackspace’s CEO didn’t mince words in an email to customers yesterday. He admitted the company made communication mistakes as it worked this week to patch a security vulnerability affecting certain versions of XenServer, a popular open-source hypervisor. Taylor Rhodes, CEO and president of the San Antonio, Texas-based public and private cloud hosting provider, said the problem ultimately forced a reboot for about a quarter of Rackspace’s 200,000 customers. "In the course of it, we dropped a few balls," Rhodes said. "Some of our reboots, for example, took…
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    CMS Report

  • Marketers Need Big Data That Makes Sense

    jmadej
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Digital Marketing is a dynamic industry centered on anticipating what’s coming next, whether it’s technology, trends or customer demands. Digital marketers tend to be data nerds, always looking for more metrics and the tools to help us collect them. But let’s pause for a moment. Why are we doing this again?
  • CloudSigma Launches Native Oracle Solaris-Based IaaS Offering for the Enterprise

    RealWire
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced the launch of a SPARC and Oracle Solaris-driven  infrastructure-as-a-service offering leveraging Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.
  • Worldwide freight forwarder chooses the Docebo learning management system

    Bob Little
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Implementing Docebo’s Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), e-learning platform is bringing business benefits to the international freight forwarder with a global footprint, JAS Worldwide Management, Inc. (JAS).
  • What the Future Holds for Data Storage

    Rick Delgado
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Predicting future changes in the world of technology can be a tricky endeavour. New products and innovations are revealed so rapidly that even experts may be caught unprepared. Even so, that doesn't mean looking into the future is without merit as it helps businesses and industries plan ahead. One of the most important aspects of any organization’s operations is the use of storage, particularly as more of the world becomes driven by data. Current ways of tackling storage challenges are already proving inadequate, necessitating new technologies and strategies for companies both large and…
  • The Content Management Professionals Say Goodnight

    Bryan Ruby
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This week, the Board of Directors for the Content Management Professionals announced the ending of CM Pros. The decision to close down the organization was evidently made by the Board in Summer 2014. Although the CMS Pros didn't play a significant part in my content management endeavors, I'm still a little saddened by their departure. I understand the difficulties of advocating the technical side of content management when the more glitzy marketing side of the house is talking content strategy. But this isn't the cause of my sadness, but my nostalgia for the days professional organizations…
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    CMS Critic

  • Drupal 8.0.0: First Beta Released

    Kaya Ismail
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Drupal 8.0.0 - beta1 has just been released for testing and feedback. The first beta, according to the Drupal team, is thanks to the efforts of over 2,300 people who contributed more than 11,500 committed patches to 15 alpha releases, and especially the 234 contributors who fixed 177 "beta blocker" issues.
  • Should Your Operating System Affect CMS Choice?

    Robert Minton
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    While the majority of the work you do on your website through your CMS will take place inside your browser and not on your desktop, there are still a few key considerations to account for when choosing a CMS.
  • Hands-On With The Rainmaker Platform: The CMS for Internet Entrepreneurs

    Kaya Ismail
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Whether you consider yourself an Internet entrepreneur, a content marketer or simply somebody who makes their living off the web, you'll have likely heard of CopyBlogger. The Internet marketing blog turned community has long been an authority when it comes to content that converts. Well now, they have a platform built from the ground up to convert visitors into customers, and browsers into community members. It's called the Rainmaker Platform.
  • Designmodo Releases Startup Framework for WordPress

    Kaya Ismail
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Designmodo, the company behind Startup Framework, has released the platform on WordPress, in the form of a theme. But it's no ordinary theme. Startup Framework is a brilliant system of content blocks, designed to give developers the tools needed to build classy websites with a focus on flat design. Now though, with Startup Framework for WordPress, you no longer need to be a developer. 
  • 5 Steps Towards a More Effective Landing Page

    Jacqueline Thomas
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    A landing page. On the Internet, you've seen it countless times. And still, a good landing page is something of a rarity. A good landing page is something you fall in love with. A landing page is something you've created specifically for your the people who you want to attract. It's like a date or an important speech. A good landing page conveyes not only an idea of your service but also the feeling.
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Come on, 7! Microsoft Banks on Old Success

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The time for change was apparent. And not just the kind of changes Microsoft announced in August. Windows was due for something big, especially for businesses, where Microsoft promises to make things better in the Windows world.Microsoft debuted Windows 10 yesterday, jumping from Windows 8.1 and skipping over the rumored release of Windows 9.Why make such a jump? Who knows?In reality, this may have been kinda like a step-back in time. Al Gillen, program vice president of servers and system software for the IDC, told CMSWire he was very happy to see in Windows 10 the integration…
  • Why Risk Management Technology Projects Fail

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Too many organizations buy risk management solutions for today, without thinking of their needs for the future. Michael Rasmussen works with a number of companies that sell solutions for risk management (these days typically packaged with other “stuff” and mislabeled GRC solutions) and helps buyers of those solutions, as well as participating in related conferences and seminars. And though he has never run a risk management function, his views merit attention. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • 3 Vendors That Help Deliver the Omnichannel Vision #shoporg14

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    I found the omnichannel retailing pulse at the Shop.org Summit taking place in Seattle, but it’s not as overwhelming as you might have thought given all the noise around this over the last year. Hopefully that’s a sign that more retailers are taking the message to heart, but not every vendor would agree. Retailers are being selective about their priorities and the companies they choose to work with to bring their capabilities to market. Here’s a quick look at three companies at the Summit that are well positioned to really help retailers achieve their omnichannel vision.
  • Put Away the Pumpkins: It's Holiday Time for E-Commerce Sites

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s October … time for ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night, right? Wrong. Think sleigh bells and shiny objects like holiday lights. The winter holiday season triggers an exponential growth in online shopping volume. “Many e-commerce sites do 40 percent of their annual transactions during these holidays,” said Tom Caporaso, CEO of Clarus Marketing Group. If you handle this demand correctly, the season can gift you with a heaping helping of new, year-round customers. If you don’t, you may watch future profits disappear right back up the chimney…
  • Rackspace CEO: We Screwed Up During Cloud Reboot

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Rackspace’s CEO didn’t mince words in an email to customers yesterday. He admitted the company made communication mistakes as it worked this week to patch a security vulnerability affecting certain versions of XenServer, a popular open-source hypervisor. Taylor Rhodes, CEO and president of the San Antonio, Texas-based public and private cloud hosting provider, said the problem ultimately forced a reboot for about a quarter of Rackspace’s 200,000 customers. "In the course of it, we dropped a few balls," Rhodes said. "Some of our reboots, for example, took…
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    The CMS Myth

  • What Happens in Vegas Won’t Stay In Vegas!

    James Gardner
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    We’re in Vegas, baby! If you follow the world of CMS and haven’t been glued to Apple’s news all day, you surely know it’s for Sitecore’s North American Symposium. The conference brings together Sitecore experts, developers, partners and customers from around the globe for two days of education, inspiration and socializing. We’ll be sharing more thoughts as the event’s announcements and presentations unfold, but here’s some of the highlights of this morning’s keynote by Sitecore CEO, Michael Seifert. He and his colleagues stirred the crowd up…
  • There’s no crying in content management

    Jeff Cram
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The team from Loyola University of Maryland gave a fantastic presentation at eduWeb 2014 in Baltimore about empowering authors for success with web publishing. April Arnold, Kimberly Hall and Amy Filardo co-presented on the case-study-driven story about how they wrangled more than 200 content authors from what was described as a “content crisis” to a more empowered, supported, and happier place. The presentation, awesomely titled ‘There’s no Crying in Content Management,’ started with familiar CMS woes inside higher education. The CMS had a “bad…
  • 174 days without a CMS incident

    Clint Lundmark
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We welcome guest CMS Mythbuster Clint Lundmark to the blog. Clint oversees some large-scale CMS platforms in Portland, Oregon and literally has a sign in the office announcing the number of days without a CMS incident. Where there’s a sign, there’s a story and we had to hear what’s happening. A while back I inherited administrative support for our CMS we migrated to a year earlier. It wasn’t the best situation. The system was considered flakey and unreliable. Users were unhappy, support staff was getting late night phone calls, and management was explaining each and every incident to…
  • Running First Meetings with Prospective Agency Partners

    James Gardner
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Part 3 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) Ready for your agency selection process to get fun? In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the importance of getting early internal alignment and curating a tight list of qualified…
  • What You See Is Scrambled Eggs

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    As if this Friday couldn’t get any better, Paul Ford just published a wicked-amusing account of his trials and tribulations wrestling with a WYSIWYG editor — complete with a 484-character headline and some utterly necessary animated GIFs. Don’t even bother reading our longwinded thoughts on why people hate their CMS. Paul captures a day-in-the-life of author experience real-time fiddling with Kinja, Gawker’s own publishing platform built to “break down the walls between readers and writers.” If Paul’s account is any indication, sounds like it…
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    Web Content Management

  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
 
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • Southpaw Add Media Library And Brand Manager Products

    Ralph Windsor
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Open source DAM vendor, Southpaw Technology, who develop the TACTIC DAM platform, have announced two additional products: Media Library and Brand Manager, to compliment the three others they announced in August.  Up until now, TACTIC has been a production-oriented DAM platform which might typically be used to automate some markets that make extensive use of workflow automation like […]Southpaw Add Media Library And Brand Manager Products is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Brandworkz Update To 6.2.1

    Ralph Windsor
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    UK DAM vendor, Brandworkz, have updated version 6.2.1 of their self-named brand-oriented DAM software solution.  The key new features are: Asset detail preview Multi-page documents Pinned asset bar Larger video uploads The updates appear to be mostly UI-related enhancements, but with a focus on asset presentation.  The general theme seems to be increasing the size […]Brandworkz Update To 6.2.1 is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • New DAM Books Site

    Ralph Windsor
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today, we launched a site about Digital Asset Management Books.  Along similar lines to some of our other simpler description-based DAM resources, dambooks.org is a list of titles, link to where you can buy them and (where relevant) some additional resources provided by each author.  There are a number of other places which list DAM-related books now, […]New DAM Books Site is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Widen Employees Talk DAM

    Ralph Windsor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Over on the Widen blog this week, they have an interview with three of their employees.  As a general rule, I find these ‘meet the staff’ type of posts that some companies go in for to be a an embarrassing form of ritualised employee humiliation that manages to combine the most obnoxious elements of HR and marketing into one very dull package.  On […]Widen Employees Talk DAM is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • ECM And DAM – Are They Better Together Or Should You Vote For Independence?

    Ralph Windsor
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    In the UK this week, the news has been dominated by the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence where people in Scotland get to decide if they wish to become a self-governing nation state or remain united with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  I gather from those who I talk to from other countries that it has recently […]ECM And DAM – Are They Better Together Or Should You Vote For Independence? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
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    The OnBase Blog

  • Live from AHIMA: 3 steps to a healthy organization

    Renee Close
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
      Making sure healthcare organizations are healthy and running as efficiently as possible is one of the big themes of the AHIMA14 show. Here’s a simple, three-step process to help make sure you’re on that path. Step 1: Perform a check-up Start with auditing your organization – essentially giving it a “check-up” to see how it’s […]
  • Live from AHIMA: Imaging is the thing

    Renee Close
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    What’s new in the healthcare information management (HIM) world? Based on what I’m hearing everyone talk about here at the 2014 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, it comes down to one word: Imaging. Why are we talking about the importance of having a hospital imaging strategy at a conference for HIM professionals, you ask? Because if […]
  • Does Gartner’s Magic Quadrant view your ECM solution as revolutionary or evolutionary?

    Ken Burns
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Gartner, Inc. has published the Magic Quadrant® for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), 2014. This year’s edition represents the 11th year Gartner has published the world’s most prestigious ECM vendor evaluation. Hyland was the lone occupant of the “Challenger” quartile for the first six editions, and 2014 represents the fifth consecutive year that Gartner has named […]
  • #OnBaseSummit14: 3 examples of the value of peer-to-peer networking

    Graham Lewis
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    Rugby is a great sport and a perfect example of how teamwork moves you forward. For those unfamiliar with the game of rugby, it matches 15 players against each other, battling to outscore each other over 80 minutes. You could be forgiven for thinking it is a barbaric sport with little or no tactics, but […]
  • When storing documents on film or fiche does not make sense

    Sarah Stoner
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    While chopping garlic in the kitchen last week, I looked up in disbelief as my Bose Sound Dock caught on fire just a few feet away. Adrenaline in high gear, I threw some water on it, took it outside, and then sighed as I watched it smolder on the back patio. I loved that MP3 player, […]
 
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    Coveo Insights Blog

  • Big News from Sitecore Symposium: Introducing Coveo for Sitecore – Free Edition

    Marie-Michèle Caron
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    We’re wrapping up our time here at Sitecore Symposium Las Vegas, where we just shared some exciting news: we announced the launch of a free edition of Coveo for Sitecore, our advanced search solution for Sitecore websites! Take a look at the official announcement for full details. With Coveo for Sitecore, companies can easily configure […]
  • With Thanks to Our Partner Community

    Marie-Michèle Caron
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We have received incredible support from our partner community since Gartner positioned Coveo as the most visionary leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search last month. Over on its company blog, our strategic technology partner Lexalytics discussed the new Quadrant, highlighting the implications of Gartner’s increased focus on contextualization in the enterprise search space. […]
  • Power Your Customer Service with Unified Search-Driven Knowledge

    Tucker Hall
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Customers are more mobile and socially networked than ever before, and they are empowered to engage with companies across a growing number of channels — from self-service portals and contact centers, to social media and field service engagements. Today’s savvy customer expects (and deserves) a seamless and consistent service experience across all of these channels. […]
  • Standing Tall as the Most Visionary Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

    Louis Têtu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    When Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search report last week, it was a tremendous moment for us here at Coveo. Take a look below. We are recognized as the most visionary leader in the enterprise search market today. This is incredible recognition for us, as it’s a commendation of the passionate innovation […]
  • I Have Preferences, Therefore I Am: Embracing Knowledge Diversity With an “Intranet of Everywhere”

    Tucker Hall
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    During a webinar last week, we explored how companies have been able to overcome knowledge-access and intranet-adoption challenges by embracing a search-driven “Intranet of Everywhere.” Intranets have seen much evolution in the 20+ years they’ve been around, but one of their core objectives from the start—to connect workers with the knowledge they need, when and […]
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    Hobbs On Tech -- All Blog Posts

  • What's your number? The potential extent of web change impact.

    David Hobbs
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Perhaps my biggest pet peeve in our industry is people thinking way too small about their web presences. One-off microsites are an example, where they may be tauted as a big splash when really they usually hinder broader goals of the organization (such as maintaining brand consistency over the long term). Or revamp / migration projects where a tiny glimpse of the total web presence "face" of your organization is changed (or some initial sections are launched without a real plan to make changes across the board). But it goes even deeper: even the way teams are organized, sometimes…
  • Digital beauty is only skin deep (and fleeting)

    David Hobbs
    19 May 2014 | 7:27 am
    As an industry, we are not only too concerned with surface beauty, but we are attracted to the worst kind: fleeting beauty.  On Twitter Baldur Bjarnason tweeted a link to the following excerpt from the New York Times Innovation Report along with the comment "The report, IMO, underlines the uselessness of 'snowfalling' as an innovation strategy":  I couldn't agree more, and the concept of maximizing impact / replicability is a central to my new book Website Product Management: Keeping focused during change. In this article, let's first look at the…
  • Communicating website migration concerns

    David Hobbs
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Do you have concerns about your upcoming website migration? Do you feel that you need to better communicate these concerns? I suggest following these steps (you can also download the flowchart as a one-pager): 1. Communicate impacts and alternatives The first  step is to communicate two things:  The impact of the current plan Alternatives Sometimes all that's needed is to clearly articulate an alternative approach. So for example let's say that you are concerned that migrating all your old magazine articles is going to take way too much time. In addition to…
  • Visualizing the impact

    David Hobbs
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Teams frequently agree to digital strategies without understanding the impact of those agreements. The downside: these strategies often cannot be implemented or will not meet business goals. Qualitative illustrations of impact to confirm buy-in In general everyone has fairly highly honed skills for visualizing (and receiving the message of) the positive impact of changes, so here I will concentrate on visualizing the costs of making big changes as well as the disadvantages of not taking action. This isn’t about quantitative costs in the ROI sense, but costs in a more qualitative…
  • It's not about post-launch either: Principles of constant change

    David Hobbs
    22 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    From launch tunnel vision to constant change As an industry we focus way too much on big launches and redesigns. I'm certainly not new in saying that, and in fact in some ways it is almost cliche to note this. But I would like to go beyond that to both define some principles of constant change (in this article) and how to do stay focused during change (in my upcoming book Website Product Management: Keeping Focused During Change). First let's look at why we want to move away from tunnel vision on launches, and other ways of thinking about change on websites. Note: even when we do need…
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    Web Content Management

  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
 
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • Physical records: how to free up space and reduce storage costs – Part 2

    Ross Nepean
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In last week’s blog post we looked at how a program of records retention and destruction can significantly reduce the volume of paper documents. The program involves purging non-records, establishing retention schedules and following through with the documented destruction of records that have passed their retention periods. This week we outline several filing and storage practices that can free up additional space and save even further on the cost of storing physical records. Filing and storage matters An organization’s choice of file folders, cabinets and shelving all have a significant…
  • How to reduce storage costs and make better use of floorspace – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Most records managers have probably lost a bit of sleep over the years dealing with the issue of physical records. Storing and managing physical records has never been an easy task and the challenge is unfortunately getting harder. Why? On the one hand, physical record volumes have been growing steadily. Despite promises that paper would go the way of the dodo in the electronic age, the reality is quite the opposite. The high cost of office space is another factor putting the squeeze on paper records. After a brief slowdown, commercial real estate costs are once again on the rise in most…
  • Getting to paperlite: Insights from our recent webinar – Part Two

    Ross Nepean
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    In last week’s blog post we shared some of the general questions that came up during our recent webinar, Getting to Paperlite. In the first round of Q&A, we learned about the importance of RIM fundamentals and talked about how to make the business case for paperlite. This week we focus on questions about the use of EDRMS software as tool for going paperlite. As we discussed in the webinar, software can play a very important role in reducing paper records. Some of the ways it does this is by supporting your imaging efforts and by automatically identifying any paper records that are…
  • Getting to paperlite: Insights from our recent webinar – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In our recent webinar, Getting to Paperlite, we revealed best practices, tools, and strategies that you can use to reduce the volume of paper records in your organization. These included: Records management fundamentals like classification and retention schedules Regular purges of existing collections Centralization of your active records Standardized filing systems Using software to track files and manage retention periods Document imaging During the Q&A session after the presentation, our guests asked some great questions of our expert panel. In a two-part blog post, we are sharing the…
  • Best Practices for Document Scanning in the Energy Industry – Part 2

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    In last week’s blog post, we shared several best practices to help you overcome the challenges of scanning energy records. These included: how to determine the best approach to the scan and the importance of cleaning up your physical files. This week, we continue to share our expertise in energy imaging, looking at best practices for resourcing, document security and more. Make sure you have the right resources on hand It is extremely important to ensure that your imaging project is supported with the right resources – and to have a clear understanding of the impact resourcing will…
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    CMS2CMS

  • Monthly Round-Up: The 5 Most-Read Articles of September

    Dmytro Lazarchuk
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Each month we round up some of the best writing of ours in order to cut through the flood and highlight the most heavily read posts. And so as the month of September drew to a close, we’re taking a … Continue reading →The post Monthly Round-Up: The 5 Most-Read Articles of September appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Leaving Concrete5 and Returning to WordPress. Why and How [+Infographic]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Concrete5 and WordPress are both reliable and reputable CMS software packages which provide all the necessary tools to create amazing websites and make those sites run successfully. Let’s take a deep dive in all the ins and outs of each … Continue reading →The post Leaving Concrete5 and Returning to WordPress. Why and How [+Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Why Move Your Kentico Web Presence to WordPress? [+ Infographic]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    In our tech-oriented world full of multiple CMS options, picking the right CMS can be quite a task at times. Each software comes shipped with its own share of good and bad points, thus making the selection process even more … Continue reading →The post Why Move Your Kentico Web Presence to WordPress? [+ Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • “Always stay curious about how and why things work”, – an expert interview with Carrie Dils.

    Natalia Bogdanets
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    A few months ago, we started interviewing the eminent WordPress experts all around the world. We have so far interviewed Bob Dunn, Alex Moss, Jason Cohen, Dustin Hartzler, and many more WP intellectuals. The stories are really awesome to know … Continue reading →The post “Always stay curious about how and why things work”, – an expert interview with Carrie Dils. appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Drupal to WordPress. Why Make the Switch?

    Natalia Bogdanets
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Gone are the days of having to hand-code HTML and PHP scripts in order to get a dynamic and fully functional website. With the influx of content management systems (CMS) it has become possible for millions of users all over … Continue reading →The post Drupal to WordPress. Why Make the Switch? appeared first on CMS2CMS.
 
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    Document U Blog

  • Email Remediation Step 3: Payload Analysis

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The first two email remediation steps involve identifying duplicate emails and attachments and then intradeduping embedded emails to arrive at unique emails that are not contained within later emails. Statistics vary with individual collections, but the first two steps can remove 90% or more of a collection from further consideration. The third step, unique to BeyondRecognition, involves using payload analysis to classify emails based on the classifications of their attachments or payloads. Documents that have ongoing business or regulatory value are deemed "records," and are retained. Emails…
  • Email Remediation Step 2: Intradeduping Embedded Emails

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The first step in email remediation, faceted deduplication, involves comparing entire objects, either message attachment groups or attachments, to see if they matched at the whole object level. This posting focuses on the second step, intradeduping embedded emails, which involves identifying where earlier emails are included within or embedded in later emails. This is an iterative process starting with the smallest emails and continuing until the remaining emails are not embedded in or included in later emails. The idea is to set aside the embedded emails because they can be analyzed or…
  • Email Remediation Step 1: Faceted Deduplication

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    There are three completely automated steps that can be used to remediate or reduce the volume of emails retained by an organization: Faceted deduplication Intradeduping embedded emails Payload analysis   This posting focuses on faceted deduplication. While every collection of emails varies, faceted deduplication, by itself, can achieve about 80% reduction in storage space used by emails and attachments.  The overall goal of a remediation program is to reduce the volume of objects that have to be managed and the level of resources required to manage them. No one has discovered a…
  • InfoGov Challenge: Capturing Domain Knowledge of Departing Boomers

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Done right, information governance captures the institutional memory of the people in an organization about the documents that have been used to record its activities over time. There are usually a few key people who know which business units have developed specific reports or forms for specific items, when the information in those reports or forms changed or when the reports or forms were discontinued, what information is contained in decommissioned or legacy systems, and what unique document types may have been acquired during the organization's assimilation of other companies or assets.
  • Serial M&A Technology

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A company that is planning to acquire one or more companies in its own line of business can make pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition document integration a seamless business process. In fact its M&A process can be a major competitive advantage, enabling it to make far more acquisitions in a given time with far lower transaction costs than its competitors. The underlying premise is that it takes the same types of documents containing the same types of information to operate companies in the same lines of business. For example, all oil & gas exploration companies will…
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